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Crawley Town: Preview

5 September 2014


Rochdale are on the road again road this Saturday as they make the long trip to Crawley Town’s Broadfield Stadium for the first ever meeting between the two sides.

It’s the second of three consecutive away games for Dale and the first overnight stay of the season for Keith Hill’s squad, who set off on the 515 round trip on Friday morning.

Dale head into the match on the back of Tuesday night’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy win over Crewe Alex. Saturday’s opponents were also in JPT first round action midweek, seeing off Cambridge United with a 2-0 win.

You can watch highlights of Dale’s JPT win by clicking HERE.

Dale have no new injury worries for the game, while Josh Simpson (ankle) and Bobson Bawling (hamstring) are both due to miss the game for the home side. Joe Walsh and Gwion Edwards will also be absent due to being on international duty with Wales U21s.

Speaking ahead of the fixture, Manager Keith Hill commented: “We’re first and foremost going into a very difficult game. John Gregory, wow, as a Manager he’s superb. It’s a difficult proposition and a difficult task for us.

“We’re looking forward to that task, but who knows what’s going to happen. All I do know is that we’ll continue with our plan, our philosophy and our strategy. Let’s see where it takes us.”

You can watch the full interview on Dale Player by clicking HERE.

MATCH OFFICIALS
Referee: Graham Scott
Assistant referees: Andrew Aylott and Thomas Ramsey
Fourth Official: Elliot Kaye

LAST MEETING
History will be made on Saturday as the two sides meet for the very first time.

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for the match remain on sale at the RAFC Ticket Office until 3pm on Friday (September 6th). You can also pay on the day. Full admission details can be found HERE.

MATCH COVERAGE
Live commentary coverage of the game will be available on Dale Player, with the programme getting underway at around 2.50pm. Not got Dale Player? You can sign up HERE.

We’ll be tweeting live from the game via @officiallydale There will be key updates on the Dale Wall. You can access the Wall by clicking HERE.

FANCY A FLUTTER?
You’ll find all the latest odds HERE.

GETTING TO THE GROUND
Why not give the CTFC Policing Team a follow on Twitter (@ctfcpoliceteam). They’ve been tweeting travel advice for supporters.


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